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Rx Partnership Teams Up with AstraZeneca to Increase Medication Access for Uninsured Virginians in Need
RxP is pleased to announce AstraZeneca as the seventh pharmaceutical partner to join our program connecting uninsured individuals in Virginia to donated medication in bulk. This partnership will bring thousands of dollars worth of free medication to low-income, uninsured Virginians including medication to treat conditions such as high cholesterol, hypertension and asthma. "At AstraZeneca, we understand that our medicines only help patients if they can access those medicines" according to Christine McHenry, Director, Patient Assistance Programs. "We are very pleased to be able to work with Rx Partnership to make our medicines available through their program." Read More Here.
RxP Develops Continuing Education Credit for Pharmacists
In March 2010 RxP served as a rotation site for a fourth year VCU School of Pharmacy student who developed a Continuing Education (CE) Credit in partnership with the Virginia Pharmacists Association. The CE aimed at helping Pharmacists learn how to identify patients who may not be taking their medications because they can't afford them, and how to connect these patients with resources to access affordable health care. In addition to this CE, VCU pharmacy students helped RxP developed the following YouTube video: RxP Video: Removing Barriers to Care
Sanofi-aventis U.S. Joins Rx Partnership
We are thrilled to announce sanofi-aventis U.S. as Rx Partnership’s sixth pharmaceutical partner to participate in our innovative bulk medication program. Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced the partnership at Virginia Health Care Foundation’s Heroes in Health Care event and noted that this partnership will bring thousands of dollars worth of free medication, including insulin for diabetes, to uninsured people throughout the state of Virginia. RxP’s affiliate free clinics and community health centers have already placed initial stocking orders valued at more than $500,000.
RxP's Partner, Impact Makers, Wins #2 Spot in Business Week Magazine's "Most Promising Social Entrepreneur" national contest
Impact Makers was recently selected among 25 finalists nationwide as the #2 winner in Business Week magazine's online contest that asked readers to vote for the business they felt was leading the way by turning a profit while tackling societal problems. For more information about the award click here. Impact Makers is a competitive social venture that invests its profits in a nonprofit community partner, enabling charities to focus on their services to the community. As Impact Maker's nonprofit partner, RxP benefits not just from a financial contribution, but also the technical assistance expertise of the Impact Makers team. For more information about Impact Makers, please visit www.impactmakers.org.
RxP Partners and Supporters Recognized at Mutual of America Community Partnership Award Luncheon
On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Chairman of the Mutual of America Foundation Thomas Gilliam recognized RxP and its community partners including Virginia State Government, participating pharmaceutical companies and Virginia’s free health clinics and community health centers at a luncheon event held at the Downtown Richmond Marriott, for their participation in a collaboration that has helped deliver more than $23 million worth of free prescription medication to uninsured Virginians throughout the Commonwealth.
RxP Named Top 10 Merit Finalist for 2008 Mutual of America Community Partnership Award
Rx Partnership was recently recognized as one of 10 Merit Finalists for the 2008 national Mutual of America Community Partnership Award. This annual award honors the contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society.
RxP Model Approved by OIG
In its first advisory opinion of 2008, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) approved Rx Partnership’s innovative bulk replacement model that helps accesses free prescription medication for uninsured Virginians. As a result of the OIG Opinion, GSK approved a contract amendment that allows RxP’s Community Health Center Affiliates to receive product and assist additional patients with vital, free medication. A summary of the Opinion can be found here.
Mutual of America representatives meet with
Rx Partnership staff and key partners.
Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation
In November, 2007 Rx Partnership wins national recognition as recipient of a 2007 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.
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"Rx Partnership is the only organization to my knowledge to receive what are probably the two most prestigious recognition awards in the nonprofit industry - the Peter Drucker Nonprofit Innovation Award and now, a Mutual of America Community Partnership Award" - Theodore L.
Vice Chairman of the Mutual of America Foundation